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OpenStack Cloud Effort Plans Commercial Support

Like many open source projects, the OpenStack cloud computing effort has worked hard to build up an ecosystem of partners.

Backed by Rackspace and NASA, and founded last July, OpenStack now has more than 40 partners, and it's planning to go commercial.

"Since we started OpenStack we have seen a ton of momentum, but one thing we've heard is that while people love open source software, they really want some[one] to stand behind it," said Mark Collier, vice president of marketing and business development at Rackspace.

Collier explained that Rackspace will work with partners such as Canonical and Citrix that will develop the software distributions, while his company will focus on the support and services side.

DevX has the full report on the evolution of OpenStack.

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Open Source Cloud Computing Platform OpenStack Goes Commercial